Mary Ellen Ashmore

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When 'Mad Men' Ends, Does TV's Best 'Stealth Feminism' Die, Too?

For seven seasons, Matthew Weiner has devoted himself to creating fascinating, complicated female characters.<p><b>This article appears in the March 2015 issue of ELLE magazine.</b><p>To write about the women of <i>Mad Men</i> in a way that sidesteps the usual fawning, rhapsodic, pin-up calendar approach is to confront …

Grazia

The Missing Education on Black Hair

"Why does she wear an afro?" "Why is her hair styled that way?"<p><i>Image Credit: Pink and Purple, By Dionysius Burton</i><p>These questions spur a conversation about Afro-textured hair that <i>should</i> be occurring. The lack of this conversation has resulted in discriminatory events, for example, this past week …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

Finally, Some Decent Medical Marijuana Cotton Candy

This is a video of serious medical marijuana patients 'Bud Master' and 'Bud Jesus' of The Dank City reviewing Kandy Care's THC infused cotton candy. …

Weed Eases Anxiety, Says the Federal Government

The group explains the scientific link between stress release and marijuana.<p>Image: Shutterstock<p>Lots of people say they smoke weed because it makes them feel less anxious. Though lots of stoners can tell you that the stuff works, the science to back it up hasn’t really been clear—but a new study has …

12 of the Biggest Myths About Marijuana Debunked

<b>The arguments against legalization simply don’t hold up.</b><p><i>By</i> <i>Owen Poindexter / AlterNet</i><p>For decades, cannabis opponents controlled the messaging around …

New policy will change pot discipline

It would be too late to help Josh Gordon, Will Hill or anyone else in danger of a lengthy suspension for violations of current rules. But when and if …

Cannabis

Dr. Oz Backs Medical Marijuana, Says It's 'Hugely Beneficial'

Medical marijuana just got another celebrity doctor's public support.<p>During an interview Monday with Dr. Mehmet Oz on "Larry King Live", King asked Oz if he'd changed his views on marijuana.<p>"I have," Oz responded, and went on to explain just how far he's come from his early beliefs about the plant. …

Marijuana Businesses May Get Good Banking News In Early 2014

Marijuana businesses may not yet get a full green light on the banking rights that non-marijuana businesses already enjoy, but they are likely to get a "yellow light" as soon as the new year, Jack Finlaw, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's (D) chief legal counsel, said on a joint call Thursday.<p>"What …

Review: Apple's CarPlay headed in right direction

Apple is getting ready to hitch the<p>iPhoneto cars in a mobile marriage of convenience.<p>The ambitious project, called CarPlay, implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can control them with voice commands, a touch on the steering wheel or a swipe on a display screen in …

San Francisco

Van Cleef & Arpels, High Jewelry Place Vendôme since 1906

Happy Mother’s Day<p>These Frivole™ creations and Cadenas™ watch adorn the skin with delicate overtones.<p>Frivole™<p>Frivole™<p>Browse our creations Frivole …

Jewelry

Crowdfunded Veronica Mars movie will hit theaters and your living room simultaneously

It wasn't enough that the <i>Veronica Mars</i> film turned the standard studio model upside down by going to Kickstarter for its funds. Now word is that the feature length Kristen Bell vehicle will be available online to rent or purchase on the same day that it opens in 270 theaters across the country -- …

5 Facts That Will Change the Way You Drink Champagne

<i>By Marissa Gold,</i> Glamour<p><i>photo: Steve Eichner</i><p>You don't have to be a wine connoisseur to know that champagne is delicious. But it would be nice to know a few facts in order to buy the right type, store it smartly, and get the most out of each bottle (and you might be surprised to know how you <i>really</i> …

High Jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels — New Van Cleef & Arpels “Jewels & Watches” Catalog

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation

Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate control, creating the Learning Thermostat, an appliance aimed squarely at the gadget-obsessed citizens …

Hard Graft Snap Wallet

The Snap Wallet is part of Hard Graft’s Heritage Collection. It’s such a fine piece of craftsmanship that it wouldn’t be wrong to think that the …

Crowd Funding

Gus Modern Acrylic Wine Rack

The Acrylic Wine Rack from Gus Modern is a simple yet highly efficient and visually appealing wine rack1. The rack is made from one-inch thick …

Wine

Greenbo Railing Planter

The Greenbo Railing Planter is a creation by industrial designer Miki Ganor. Simply put, it’s a pot that rides a railing without wobbling or toppling …

Industrial Designer

Rainfall LED Shower Head

The Rainfall LED Shower Head from LightInTheBox is one of those things which you simply must have, but never knew you wanted. It’s a solid brass …

Arduino

The Beautiful Aviation Inspired Twist Pen

Airfoil is a beautiful unique twist pen with a breathtaking design inspired by engineering in aviation. Pen models are crafted from titanium, …

Kickstarter

The Desk That Transforms Into a Bed

When space is at a premium, you have to get creative with your furniture. Coffee tables often become dinner tables, end tables become dinner prepping …

Furniture

Uncorking the Past: The Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverage

As men, and adventurers, we all appreciate a good quest. It could be the unrealized Indiana Jones or Han Solo inside of us all, but setting out to …

Alcohol

The 10 Best Books on Literary Drunkenness

From John Cheever’s haunting story ‘The Swimmer’ to the eloquent hangovers of Kingsley Amis, here are the 10 best books and stories on drinking and …

New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life

It’s a new year, and once again Americans will stuff their heads with mindless optimism and pathological hope. Try reading these books instead to …